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L 200 l immediately afterwards the door was burst open by the robbers. The moon shone with greatbrightness and when this door was thrown open, the lightstreaming in through three large windows in the parlour, afforded Sir John a view that might have made an intrepid spirit not a little apprehensive. His bed room was very dark inconsequence of the shutters of the windows being closed; thus while he stood enveloped in darkness, he saw standing before him, by the brightness of the moonlight, a body of armed men. Armed only with this knife, and aided only by a dauntless heart, he took his station at the side of the door, and in a moment after, one of the villains entered from the parlour into the dark room, Instantly up. on advancing, Sir John plunged the knife into the robber's body, who upon receiving this thrust, rolled back into the parlour, crying out that he was killed. Shortly after another advanced, who was wonded in a similar manner, and who also